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Vance Packard: Unsung Leader of the Environmental Movement

Packard wasn't the first to write against excessive consumption. But he was the first to coin the term by which we all know it today.

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What Are Community Currencies? How Do They Work?

There are many other ways to pay for goods and services than with money. Chong Kee Tan, co-founder of Bay Bucks, breaks down community currencies.

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Top 10 Best (Free!) Green Apps: Part Two

Use technology to help go green with our top ten favorite smart phone apps: part two!

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Top 10 Best (Free!) Green Apps: Part One

Use technology to help go green with our top ten favorite smart phone apps: part one!

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Living the Dream: Wall Street Defector Sam Polk

At age 30, former hedge fund trader Sam Polk walked away from Wall Street to start a new life of volunteerism and personal growth.

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A Royal Role Model for the Sharing Economy?

I would never call myself a crazed-British royalty follower, but I did just happen to be awake at 6:00 a.m. to watch Will and Kate’s wedding a few years back.

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Happiness and the New Simplicity: The Living Room Revolution of Community

Cecile Andrews explains how the cure to so many of our problems, particularly consumerism, is more community.

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Well Being: Finding Your Family's Environmental Best

Trying to develop a deeper connection to nature for your entire family can seem like a daunting task, especially if you don't know where to begin.

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Memory, Chicken Fingers, and Sustainability

Much of what we call sustainability today was once simple common sense. Yet we are not very far from losing all living connection to this time.

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Guest Blog: Alex Honnold on the Neighborhood Challenge, Simplifying, and More

In a guest blog, world-renowned climber Alex Honnold explains how you don’t have to scale mountains to make your community a better place.

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